Breaking news coming in tonight of sad, shocking scenes at a BlackBerry media party that has ended with violence.
A night meant to promote RIM’s BBM and BlackBerry Music services (held at a South East London venue, with popstar Jessie J performing to a celebrity-studded crowd) has been marred by reports of a late night fracas at the event that resulted in a stabbing at the Pulse nightclub.
While details are sketchy at the moment, sources are stating that at least one person has been stabbed following a “stampede” towards the club’s cloakroom, with a puncture injury likely in the neck caused by a broken bottle.
The victim, described as a man in his 30s, was taken to an east London hospital in a “serious” condition, according to police at the scene. Onlookers took to Twitter, reporting “huge” amounts of blood.
One man was arrested and is in custody. All guests remaining at the party were asked to stay on site while police took details of the attack.
No official word yet on the night’s disturbances, and we’re still waiting on validation of the many Twitter reports beginning to come in.
The sad, brutal news adds further woes to the struggling BlackBerry brand, whose consumer division struggled last year following service outages and being implicated in the London riots, leading the company to state last week that they would be focussing on their enterprise products.
We’ll update this post as we hear more word on the precise details of what occurred.
Below are just a few of the many tweets which have been circulating tonight following the incident: